‘Declaration of Independence for Kids’ Category
» posted on Friday, June 22nd, 2012 at 8:42 am by Teresa
The 3rd step I mentioned in teaching constitution for kids is as follow:
“Explore the beginnings by learning about the buildup of the association, gaining independence from the British, and the complete principles of individual freedom.”
We know that United States of America is the oldest democracy in the world and it emerged as the world’s number one economy in the 20th century, keeping its head up to the challenges it faced. However, there were moments in history which forced the country walk through the thorns. The world wars and economic crisis in the midst of the 20th century tested her ability to withstand.
Conveying the values of the Constitution and making the Constitution for kids, our future leaders, is essential to make them aware of the history and social structure of our great country. Understanding history is like finding a treasure and can be shared by telling kids the fascinating stories of history:
- Learning the stories of the fight for freedom from the British to the Constitutional privileges we enjoy today is important for children and can be made easy with the help of books, videos and informative CD’s. At nights when children ask for stories, tell them the stories of George Washington or James Madison and their struggles to design the structure of the current fabulous rich country.
- The day July 4, 1776 was a golden day for the US history. Every year the day is celebrated proudly throughout the United States of America and by Americans abroad. Stories based on the actual incidents are available and provide a simple but informative way which helps to make the narration of Declaration of Independence for kids interesting.
- The courageous stories of George Washington.
- The dramatic preparation of the Declaration of Independence carried out by Jefferson and signed by fifty six delegates in a perplexing background. These incidents are the catalysts that enabled US citizens to lead their life in liberty and prosperity.
» posted on Friday, June 22nd, 2012 at 8:31 am by Teresa
The CONSTITUTION is a very important document which must be taught and known by all Americans – living in America and abroad. I strongly believe that it is the responsibility of American parents to teach and make the constitution for kids and the declaration of independence for kids. It starts by getting a copy the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.
Read it, master it well and become familiar with the content of this important legal document:
- Learn more about who wrote and signed this constitution.
- Learn about the buildup of the association, gaining independence from the British, and the complete principles of individual freedom.
- Discuss the separation of powers, as directed by the constitution, among the Congress, Supreme Court, and the President with your kids. Select a recent event to illustrate how the different branches of the government function as a check and balance of power towards the others.
- Learn how the constitution divides power between the state governments and the federal government.
- Learn how the Founding Fathers prescribed how amendments can be added to the Constitution.
- Explore how the Bill of Rights was added into the constitution.
As any parent knows, young kids love stories and are visually oriented. American parents should therefore use short interesting stories to teach their kids the constitution. These stories should be able to make American kids living abroad to be aware of the oppression that the Americans went through under the colonialism of England. The stories should also help the kids to understand why the declaration of independence needed to be written down and implemented.
Singing the National Anthem with the kids is also a great way help them to learn more about their heritage.